2015 date announced
This year's Ireman triathlon will take place on Sunday 27th September - perfect for an end of season bash.
The long distance 226 Challenge is taking a rest for 2015 but we've introduced a new Sprint distance race suitable to a wide range of abilities and fitness.
Entries will be open from 1st February and can be accessed by clicking on the How to Enter page.
Link for bike course information
Details of the revised bike course can be found on MapMyRide - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/499846048/
The Half Ireman will be a single lap while the 226 Challenge will be two laps.
New bike course for 2015
We had tried to introduce a new bike course last year but Mother Nature put paid to that when we had to shorten the race due to severe winds and rain. That bike route will be used again in 2015 to provide a single lap coastal route, bringing athletes down the outside of the Ards Peninsula through Donaghadee, Millisle, Ballywalter and Cloughey before cycling the Kearney loop to the outskirts of Portaferry. The return is along the main A2 to Cloughey and then retracing the circuit north again to Groomsport.
An aid station will be available at 30km and 60km.
A great day out by the coast!
The 2013 version of the Ireman Triathlon proved to be a superb exhibition of sport and camaraderie in a stunning location along the North Down coast.
Congratulations go to all our competitors, especially the 226 Challenge winner Sandy Leggett from Scotland and the Half Ireman victors, Newry's Peter Savage and Aoife Woods from Pulse.
Thanks go out to all those who made the event possible, including: Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor Masters ASC, Donaghadee FC, Falls parkrun, Groomsport FC, Mobile Team Adventure, PSNI, Triathlon Ireland, the residents of Groomsport and a host of other individuals.